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Delaware offers fun and entertaining events year-round that are ideal for your next getaway. Searching for weekend events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for weekly event postings. Delaware is home to the Firefly Music Festival, Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship, two NASCAR race weekends and exciting cultural and seasonal events plus, action packed sporting events. 

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Thursday Apr 25, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

April 25 – May 27, 2013
From fireflies and glowworms to alien-looking creatures in the sea, many unusual animals are lighting up the dark. Come see why in this enlightening special exhibit! More

Calendar of Events

Janis Ian

April 25, 2013
Janis Ian began her mostly stellar, sometimes stormy, professional life at the ripe old age of 12 when she wrote her first song and was published by Broadside Magazine. That led to her first "real" show, at New York's venerable Village Gate, where she shared a stage with Tom Paxton, Lou Gossett Jr., Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, and a host of other singer-songwriters. At 14, she wrote "Society's Child," which is also the name of her self-penned autobiography (Tarcher/Penguin), now… More

Leo Kottke & Jake Shimabukuro

April 25, 2013
The Grammy-winning jazz bassist-vocalist returns, this time joined by a 12-piece world-class band, celebrating the power of song with her latest release Radio Music Society. With her unique and style-spanning presence, it’s no wonder that she has become one of the brightest lights in the musical world. More

Wilmington's City Restaurant Week

April 25 – 27, 2013
  • Location: Various locations
  • Times: Lunch and Dinner Courses
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Wilmington's City Restaurant Week features two-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $35. This is a great opportunity to visit amazing downtown restaurants at extremely affordable prices. More

Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 25 – 28, 2013
The Delmarva Birding Weekend is one of the most popular birdwatching events in the entire mid-Atlantic region. Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoeing or kayaking. It's all made possible thanks to a wide array of sponsors. With over 20 different programs and excursions, each visitor can custom tailor their trip to their own individual desires. But whatever your fancy, one thing is for certain: You don't want to… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

April 25 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years.  Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley.  Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

April 25, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

April 25, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014. More

On-Going Events

"SOUTH PACIFIC" at DTC

April 25 – May 5, 2013
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein & Joshua Logan, directed by Bud Martin.  An island paradise is the setting for two enchanting love stories, both threatened by the perils of World War II and racial prejudice. Spunky and charming Nellie Forbush falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque, as the bewitchingly beautiful Tonkinese girl, Liat, steals the heart of strapping Joe Cable. This deeply-felt drama remains as relevant today as… More

New Sweden at 375

April 25 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New Sweden at 375—New exhibit in the Willingtown Square Gallery. This year marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Despite its brief life, the colony left an indelible mark on the cultural memory of Wilmingtonians and Swedes alike.  Now open in the Willingtown Square Gallery, New Sweden at 375 tells the story of this unique colony and the efforts of Delawareans to keep its history alive. Come… More

 

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